Greater Anglia launches Winter Hare Fares

Published on: Tuesday, 24 January 2023
Last updated: Tuesday, 24 January 2023

Greater Anglia Train

A Greater Anglia train. Credit: Greater Anglia

Train operator, Greater Anglia, is launching special Winter ‘Hare Fares’ from just £10 return for a limited time.

The new ‘Hare Fares’ offer passengers off-peak returns across the Greater Anglia network with three zones and three simple return prices: £10, £15 and £20, with children travelling for just £2 return each.

There is no limit on the number of tickets, but they must be booked between 24 January and 12 February for travel between 24 January and 26 March.

Customers are advised not to travel on 1 and 3 February, as services are due to be affected by industrial action.

Example Hare Fare ticket prices:

£10 return: Cambridge to London, Chelmsford to London, Norwich to Cambridge

£15 return: Chelmsford to Ipswich, Colchester to London, Southend to Colchester

£20 return: Chelmsford to Norwich, Norwich to London, Shenfield to Norwich

Martin Moran, Greater Anglia’s Commercial and Customer Services Director, said: “Travelling by train is cheaper than you think, and our new bargain Hare Fares mean people can travel for less.

“Our region has so much to offer and whether it’s a trip to the city or coast, shopping or sightseeing, we’re giving people more money to spend on having a great time by helping them save money on their train fare.

“Hare Fares can be purchased throughout half term too, so families can enjoy great days out. Greater Anglia has a range of great value fares and up to four children can travel for just £2 each way with any adult.”

Hare Fares are available as standard off-peak day return tickets only and can only be booked online exclusively at or via the Greater Anglia app, where customers can purchase tickets without booking fees.

Hare Fares are not valid on journeys wholly within the Oyster zone. Standard refund rules apply.

Greater Anglia also offers a range of Advance fares that offer customers savings of between 60-70% on the standard walk up prices, plus 2FOR1 on entry to many top attractions in London and East Anglia.

The train operator also has a range of great value fares which are available all year round, including GroupSave for people travelling in a group of three or more, a special London evening out fare for those staying overnight in the capital and a Club 50 discount for those aged 50 over.

For the best value fares, passengers should book in advance and the earlier customers book, the more they can save.